North Korea has launched yet another missile as a joint US-Japan air base issues a “seek cover” order.
Seoul has claimed the projectile was an intercontinental ballistic missile and said it was fired early on Friday morning.
Japan’s coast guard revealed that the launch took place at around 10.20am (1.20am GMT).
It is believed likely to have ended up in Japan’s exclusive economic zone (EEZ).
A joint Japanese and American air base issued a so-called seek cover order after Pyongyang launched the projectile.
In a Facebook post, Misawa Air Base said: “As a precautionary measure the 35th Fighter Wing commander issued a seek cover order.”
The order was terminated at 10.55am (1.55am GMT).
The update added: “At this time, there are no additional indications of warnings of an immediate threat to Misawa Air Base.”
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